Ok so a certain shady individual who some how has a lot of respect did some research on bulbine, he wasnt the first as studies had been carried out in a few countrys prior to his, although he claimed he was the first… a typical move to try and achieve status.
Any there is a lot of info published about bulbine and im going to set it straight.
In animals 100mg per kilo of bodyweight lowered testosterone levels and raised cholesterol.. bulbine dosing has been described as a U shape, and the right dose would take you to the peak of the U if you imagine it upside down, too little extract and you get no real increases too much and you go up and over the peak and back down the other side… Also whatever dose was used estrogen was reduced in rat studies.
Ok, well in humans thats untrue, the same way tribulus boosts testosterone in rats and not in humans, the same way clenbuterol is anabolic in animals and not in humans.. at least not to the same degree, maybe slightly anti-catabolic.
Well i noticed nothing using bulbine in the products available… so i started to wonder and do some studies myself. And i found that all this information about 8 kilos to be harvested for just 377 grams of extract, maybe true, but is the extract the right one?
Native africans use the whole plant, not an extract to get aphrodisiac effects, so i started playing around with the whole plant, not an ethanol, or aqueas extract.
This was my maths that i used to see what happens.
I weigh 94kilos and im 6 percent bf. My natural test levels are between 900ng and over 1k. So very high, and perhaps im not the best subject, so i thought well lets experiment, thats what im all about.
I used 2000mg of the whole plant 3 x ed, so thats 6g and thats roughly = 63mg per kilo..
The ruslts were not what i expected, the first week i saw very little change, then starting on the 8th day i started getting a flushed face, hotter and my libido was almost of the charts and it was very sudden… my strength went up at the gym, and my muscles looked harder by the end of the 2nd week, i felt great, looked slimmer, nothing like the results id had with it through the available plant extracts.
I had mega dosed phytoserms but noticed only increased muscle mass, not anything else… this however was different, it actualy felt like i was on, and i needed to check my bloods, i didnt check them myself and instead got a neutral lab to do it, PC health care in south wales UK.
The results were interesting i had an increase in my test levels to 1152ng, wich is a big increase, while on anavar i had only seen the measure go to 1200ng.
Then i got a client involved, partly because after 2 weeeks i noticed a drop in libido.. but no change in test levels, nothing worth recording.
The results in a 2 week span with a client were very similar, his test levels were between 450ng and 530 on his previous bloods, after 2 weeks at the dosing protocol i suggested with the whole plant extract we saw a rise to 910ng then it started to taper off…
These results will be printed up and pasted here very shortly.
So these are my findings.
To reach full potential, after a little experimenting i tried 10g a day with no increase in test over the 6g a day, but no drop in test either, that 63g per kilo of bodyweight was the most optimal, less than that and test levels rose or dropped according to the amount dosed.
Bulbine is a legit test booster, it needs to be dosed for at least 2 weeks but no longer than three as i saw by triglyceride levels rise, and the bulbine libido boosting effects taper off.
All these numbers bandied about , suggesting bulbine boosts test by 347 percent may be true, but its more likely than not to be a guestimate made by somone seeking fame, the truth is it does lower estrogen, but not by an average of 34 percent… it was dose dependent, the higher the dose the more estrogen suppression, but it never totaled more than 50 percent in any trials or experiments i made.
Also the whole extract is far more economical, and far better as a test booster, but i believe that the aqueas extract lowers estrogen to a higher degree.
Something else to not nearly all the studies on bulbine were carried out in south africa, the sole suppliers of (pure) Bulbine, and the chief technician a Mr Mertens Yakubu, had bought into the company producing the Bulbine extract… sounds shady? Just a bit.
Its amazing what you can find when you do a little investigating….
Here for your own interest is all the studies available of interest on bulbine.
Aqueous extract of Bulbine natalensis Baker (Asphodelaceae) stem at 25, 50 and 100 mg/kg body weight was investigated for anabolic and androgenic effects in male Wistar rats. Sixty male rats were grouped into four (A-D) consisting of 15 each. Group A (control) was orally treated with 0.5 mL of distilled water for 14 days while groups B, C and D were treated like the control except they received 0.5 mL containing 25, 50, and 100 mg/kg body weight of the extract respectively. All the doses of the extract increased (P <0.05) the testicular-body weight ratio as well as alkaline phosphatase activity, glycogen, sialic acid, protein, and cholesterol content of the testes except the single administration of 100 mg/kg body weight which compared well (P>0.05) with the controls for glycogen and cholesterol. The testicular and serum testosterone concentration were increased except in the 100 mg/kg body weight where the effect on the tissue and serum hormone did not manifest until after the first and seven daily doses respectively. Testicular acid phosphatase activity, serum follicle stimulating and luteinizing hormone concentrations also increased at all the doses except in the 100 mg/kg body weight where the effect on the enzyme and the hormone did not manifest until after seven days. The increases were most pronounced in the 50 mg/kg body weight extract treated animals. The results indicate anabolic and androgenic activities of Bulbine natalensis stem in male rat testes with the 50 mg/kg body weight of the extract exhibiting the highest anabolizing and androgenic activities. These activities further support the folkloric use of the plant most especially at 50 mg/kg body weight in the management of male sexual dysfunction in South Africa
Effect of Bulbine natalensis Baker stem extract o… [J Med Food. 2009] – PubMed – NCBI
The effects of aqueous extract of Bulbine natalensis Baker stem at 25, 50, and 100 mg/kg of body weight for 14 days on the functional indices of liver and kidney as well as the histology of the rat organs were evaluated. The extract did not significantly (P < .05) alter the total protein, sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, uric acid, and creatinine levels in the serum of rats. However, the 50 and 100 mg/kg of body weight doses reduced the liver- and kidney-body weight ratios by the end of the experimental period. While the extract increased the activities of liver gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), alanine and aspartate aminotransferase (ALT and AST, respectively), and total bilirubin, globulin, and urea, the levels of albumin, conjugated bilirubin, inorganic phosphorus, and kidney ALP and GGT decreased. The activities of serum ALP, GGT, ALT, and AST also increased throughout the experimental period. The extract produced higher effects on the liver functional indices (39%) than the kidney parameters (21%). Histological examination revealed slight distortions in the architecture of the liver lobules as well as proximal and convoluted tubules of the kidney. The alterations produced in some of the functional indices as well as in the hepatorenal architecture may adversely affect the normal hepatic and renal functions. The parameter-specific effect of the extract suggests selective toxicity. This is an indication that the extract is not completely “safe” as an oral remedy.
Reproductive toxicologic evaluations of Bulbi… [Theriogenology. 2009] – PubMed – NCBI
The effects of oral administration of aqueous extract of Bulbine natalensis Baker stem at daily doses of 25, 50, and 100mg/kg body weight on the reproductive function of Wistar rats were evaluated. The indices of mating and fertility success as well as quantal frequency increased after 7 days of treatment in all the dose groups except the 100mg/kg body weight group. The number of litters was not statistically different (P>0.05) from the control. Whereas the absolute weights of the epididymis, seminal vesicle, and prostate were not affected, that of the testes was significantly increased. The epididymal sperm count, motility, morphology, and viscosity were not different from the control after 7 days of treatment. The male rat serum testosterone, progesterone, luteinizing hormone, and follicle-stimulating hormone significantly increased in the 25 and 50mg/kg body weight groups, whereas the estradiol concentration decreased significantly at all the doses. The extract dose of 100mg/kg body weight decreased the serum testosterone and progesterone levels in male rats. The prolactin concentration was not affected by all the doses. All the indices of reproduction, maternal, embryo/fetotoxic, teratogenic, and reproductive hormones in the female rats were not statistically different from that of their control except the resorption index, which increased at the dose of 100mg/kg body weight of the extract. Histologic examination of the cross section of rat testes that received the extract at all the doses investigated revealed well-preserved seminiferous tubules with normal amount of stroma, normal population of spermatogenic and supporting cells, as well as normal spermatocytes within the lumen. The results revealed that the aqueous extract of Bulbine natalensis stem at doses of 25 and 50mg/kg body weight enhanced the success rate of mating and fertility due to increased libido as well as the levels of reproductive hormones in male rats. The absence of alterations in the reproductive parameters of female rats at doses of 25 and 50mg/kg body weight of Bulbine natalensis stem extract suggest that the extract is “safe” for use at these doses by females during the organogenic period of pregnancy, whereas the extract dose of 100mg/kg body weight portends a negative effect on some reproductive functions of male and female rats
There are others… and soon il post up the test results as they were recieved.
I may get banned for this, but i have had it with people posting numbers, and bro science, and getting money out of it, and hood winking the consumer.
Dont read into hype, read the logs, buy into truth.
This quote from the supposed founder of bulbine..
Bulbine Natalensis lowers estrogen, it raises testosterone, and it had no adverse effects on me. Remember, the rodent data tells us that wethat we’re looking at a 35% estrogen reduction, with a 347% boost in testosterone. The stuff is the real deal, even though it took me 2 years to figure it out…and at this point, I’m pretty happy saying that the raw Bulbine Natalensis herb is safe and effective. My test levels ended up higher than baseline, even after all of the messing around with bad doses…and my estrogen was lower. And you can check out my liver enzymes, lipids, etc…at the end of this article…they’re all fine
Effect of aqueous extract of Bulbine natalensis Baker stem on haematological and serum lipid profile of male Wistar rats.
Yakubu MT, Afolayan AJ.
SourceCentre for Phytomedicine Research, Department of Botany, University of Fort Hare, Alice 5700, South Africa.
Bulbine natalensis stem extract (25, 50 and 100 mg/kg body weight for 14 days) did not significantly alter the red blood cell count, haemoglobin, packed cell volume, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular haemoglobin, mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration and red cell distribution width in male Wistar rats. In contrast, the white blood cell count increased by the end of the experimental period. While the levels of neutrophils, lymphocytes and eosinophils decreased after the administration of single dose of the extract (day 1), those of the platelets and monocytes increased. The extract also reduced the levels of basophils and large unstained cells after the seven daily doses. All the doses increased the serum concentrations of cholesterol and triacylglycerols. Whereas the serum concentration of low-density lipoprotein was unaffected throughout the experimental period, the decrease in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol was accompanied by increase in the atherogenic index. The results showed that aqueous extract of B. natalensis stem exhibited localized systemic toxicity mainly on the white blood cell count and related indices. The alterations in the serum lipid profile may predispose the animals to atherosclerosis especially when consumed repeatedly for two weeks
I can confirm it does mess up your lipid profile as the study suggests… interesting that Mr yakubu still bought into it.. or maybe he wasnt expecting all the studies to become available to the public, who knows. But the changes rectify upon cessation… so alls well that ends well.
Soon there will be more if im still here, until then, train hard and fight easy